What is homocysteine?

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "What is homocysteine?"

Transcription

1 The 28 th Asia Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Organization Conference, Seminar & Expo, Jakarta 8-12 Oct Homocysteine as biological indicator for occupational lead exposure among industrial workers Shamsul B.S. 1 1 Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University Malaysia Sabah, UMS Road, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. What is homocysteine? Homocysteine is an amino acid, which is now considered a risk factor in several disease states. Elevated levels of homocysteine have been linked to increased risk of disease development and death from common conditions. 1

2 Homocysteine and health related problems Source : Source : 2

3 Throughout life the level of homocysteine in plasma increases in both males and females. Source : Lifestyle factors which increase homocysteine levels include: Diet - high alcohol intake and coffee consumption Smoking Lack of physical exercise and excessive stress Obesity Drugs and certain diseases also influence homocysteine metabolism Exposure to heavy metal (etc. lead)??? 3

4 Safe clinical guidelines Lead Poisoning Lead has no known biological function. There is no proven safe lower limit for lead. Lead Pb ++, competes with Ca ++, Fe ++ It is cheap, useful, easy to mine, therefore Lead is ubiquitous- in air, food, water, soil, ceilings etc. Leaded petrol means that all environmental dusts are high in lead-contaminating ceiling dust, topsoil, window wells etc. 4

5 Contribution of Sources Distribution of Lead 95% long bones. Binds into matrix. Released during osteolysis. 4% brain, liver, kidneys. 1% blood. Crosses placenta, foetal BBB is open 5

6 Children Pregnant women and developing fetus. Risk groups Specific occupational exposure Effects of lead exposure on young children Lowered IQ Learning disabilities Attention deficit and hyperactivity Other behavioral issues Impaired hearing Anemia Decreased growth 6

7 Health Effects of Lead Study objective This study aims to identify the relationship between lead exposure and homocysteine levels among the automotive component manufacturing factory workers. 7

8 Methodology Cross-sectional study design. Total 80 workers (40 lead exposed; 40 lead unexposed). Blood samples (finger-prick) and analyzed for blood lead using Atomic Absorption Spectrometry Graphite Furnace Model GBC 908AA. Homocysteine measured using ELISA Hcy Kit. Questionnaires were used to obtain demography information of respondents. Results Table 1: The comparison of blood lead and homocysteine between the exposed and comparative group Variable Median (IQR) Exposed (n=40) Range Median (IQR) Comparative (n=40) Range z value p value blood lead ( µg/dl) 3.82 (5.92) 0.68 to (4.21) 0.08 to * homocysteine level (µmol/l) (2.13) 8.64 to (1.86) 0.58 to ** N = 80 ** Significant at p<0.01 * Significant at p<0.05 8

9 Results Table 2 : Spearman s Correlation between blood lead and homocysteine level. Variable Pb Blood (µg/dl) vs Homocysteine level (µmol/l) Exposed (n=40) Comparative (n=40) r value p value r value p value N=80 Conclusions Blood lead concentration for both exposed group and the comparative group was not significant and extremely low. The concentration of homocysteine concentration was significantly higher among the exposed group compared to the comparative group. 9

10 Conclusions There was no significant correlation between blood lead concentration and homocysteine level among both the exposed group the comparative group. Anyways, there are other main factors which may contribute to the increase of homocysteine concentration in blood need to be considered. Main references 1. Lee YM, Lee MK, Bae SG, Lee SH, Kim SY, Lee DH. Association of homocysteine levels with blood lead levels and micronutrients in the US general population. J Prev Med Public Health Nov;45(6): Yakub M, Iqbal MP. Association of blood lead (Pb) and plasma homocysteine: a cross sectional survey in Karachi, Pakistan. PLoS One, 2010 Jul 5(7): e Ho RC, Cheung MW, Fu E, Win HH, Zaw MH, Ng A, et al. Is high homocysteine level a risk factor for cognitive decline in elderly? A systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-regression. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011;19(7): Schafer JH, Glass TA, Bressler J, Todd AC, Schwartz BS. Blood lead is a predictor of homocysteine levels in a population-based study of older adults. Environ Health Perspect. 2005;113(1): Chia SE, Ali SM, Lee BL, Lim GH, Jin S, Dong NV, et al. Association of blood lead and homocysteine levels among lead exposed subjects in Vietnam and Singapore. Occup Environ Med. 2007;64(10): Krieg EF, Jr, Butler MA. Blood lead, serum homocysteine, and neurobehavioral test performance in the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Neurotoxicology. 2009;30(2): lora SJ, Mittal M, Mehta A. Heavy metal induced oxidative stress & its possible reversal by chelation therapy. Indian J Med Res. 2008;128(4): Navas-Acien A, Selvin E, Sharrett AR, Calderon-Aranda E, Silbergeld E, et al. Lead, cadmium, smoking, and increased risk of peripheral arterial disease. Circulation. 2004;109: Aamir M, Sattar A, Dawood MM, Dilawar M, Ijaz A, et al. Hyperhomocysteinemia as a risk factor for ischemic heart disease. J Coll Physician Surg Pak. 2004;14: Rahbar MH, White F, Agboatwalla M, Hozhabri S, Luby S. Factors associated with elevated blood lead concentrations in children in Karachi, Pakistan. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2002;80: Glenn BS, Stewart WF, Links JM, Todd AC, Schwartz BS. The longitudinal association of lead with blood pressure. Epidemiology. 2003;14: Yakub M, Iqbal MP, Mehboobali N, Haider G, Azam I. Blood lead and plasma homocysteine in petrol pump workers in Karachi: Role of vitamins B6, B12, folate and C. J Chem Soc Pak. 2009;31:

11 Acknowledgement This research would not be able to be completed without assistance, guidance and support from institutional and many individuals. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge my research assistant Miss How Pai Sha, cause been sincere and patience together with me to accomplished this study. I am very grateful to Ms Siti Muskinah, Ms Amrina, Ms Safarina, Mr Saufi and Ms Rosalina for their assistance and guidance in the laboratory work. My thanks also go to the managers and respondents at the factory whom had allowed and assisted me in sample collection. Last but not list, funder for this research was University Research Grant from Ministry of Higher Education. 11

Association of Homocysteine Levels With Blood Lead Levels and Micronutrients in the US General Population

Association of Homocysteine Levels With Blood Lead Levels and Micronutrients in the US General Population Original Article J Prev Med Public Health 202;45:387-393 http://dx.doi.org/0.396/jpmph.202.45.6.387 pissn 975-8375 eissn 2233-452 Journal of Preventive Medicine & Public Health Association of Homocysteine

More information

Lead Poisoning: CDC s New Target for Prevention

Lead Poisoning: CDC s New Target for Prevention Public Health Grand Rounds August 15, 2012 Lead Poisoning: CDC s New Target for Prevention Pat McLaine, DrPH, MPH, RN Ana Navas-Acien, MD, PhD Outline 1. Framing the question - Lead exposure: trends and

More information

Mercury, Cadmium and Lead Levels in Three Commercially Important Marine Fish Species of in Sri Lanka

Mercury, Cadmium and Lead Levels in Three Commercially Important Marine Fish Species of in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka J. Aquat. Sci. 15 (2010): 39-43 Mercury, Cadmium and Lead Levels in Three Commercially Important Marine Fish Species of in Sri Lanka B.K.K.K. JINADASA 1*, L.R.S. RAMEESHA 2, E.M.R.K.B. EDIRISINGHE

More information

Not for our Best Friends! Lead in Dog Accessories

Not for our Best Friends! Lead in Dog Accessories Not for our Best Friends! Lead in Dog Accessories 528 61st Street, Suite A Oakland, CA 94609-1204 T: (510) 594-9864 F: (510) 594-9863 www.cehca.org June, 2008 This report was written by Caroline Cox, research

More information

Module Bi. Health Hazards of Lead

Module Bi. Health Hazards of Lead Module Bi Health Hazards of Lead 1 Outline Sources and routes of exposure Health effects Who is at risk? Societal impact of lead Economic and health impacts of control measures Summary References Point

More information

List of Publications 2010

List of Publications 2010 List of Publications 2010 Staff Department : MOK YUEN YUE, BETTY : PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY Journal Tiering : UNIVERSITY ARTICLE IN JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL REFEREED TIER 1 - PREMIUM Ng*, V A C, D S Q Koh, B

More information

Impact of vitamins & nutrients on neurological function. B-vitamins and aging. Nafisa Jadavji, PhD

Impact of vitamins & nutrients on neurological function. B-vitamins and aging. Nafisa Jadavji, PhD Impact of vitamins & nutrients on neurological function B-vitamins and aging Nafisa Jadavji, PhD nafisa.jadavji@carleton.ca Lecture Outline Answer to questions from last class Homocysteine Vitamin B9:

More information

Lead in Construction (And Other Heavy Metals In Paint) Cadmium Chromium

Lead in Construction (And Other Heavy Metals In Paint) Cadmium Chromium Lead Training Lead in Construction (And Other Heavy Metals In Paint) Cadmium Chromium Where Will You See It in Construction? Primarily during paint disturbance Potentially all the trades exposed 58,000

More information

LEAD EXPOSURE IS AN IMPORTANT

LEAD EXPOSURE IS AN IMPORTANT ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION Relationship of Ascorbic Acid to Blood Lead Levels Joel A. Simon, MD, MPH Esther S. Hudes, PhD, MPH See also pp 2294 and 234 and Patient Page. Context Some animal studies suggest

More information

PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION HEI-ICI COURSE. Arja Erkkilä Assistant professor (public health nutrition) UEF

PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION HEI-ICI COURSE. Arja Erkkilä Assistant professor (public health nutrition) UEF PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION HEI-ICI COURSE Arja Erkkilä Assistant professor (public health nutrition) UEF INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE In this first part you will learn, 1. What is public health nutrition? 2.

More information

?Pairing peanuts with other healthy foods can actually help you. Nutrient Density. Peanuts Improve Nutrient Intake %RDA %RDA

?Pairing peanuts with other healthy foods can actually help you. Nutrient Density. Peanuts Improve Nutrient Intake %RDA %RDA Peanuts Improve Nutrient Intake snacking on peanuts improves intake of healthy nutrients. One serving of peanuts provides many of the essential nutrients we need each day. These include vitamin E, magnesium,

More information

EFFECT OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON BORDERLINE HYPERTENSION

EFFECT OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON BORDERLINE HYPERTENSION ORIGINAL ARTICLE EFFECT OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON BORDERLINE HYPERTENSION ALI H., 1 MALIK O., 2 IQBAL H., 3 SALEEM S., 4 ABBAS A. 5 AND AHSEN N. 6 1,2 Services Institute of Medical Sciences 3,4,5 FMH College

More information

Bunker Hill Superfund Site 2015 Blood Lead Levels

Bunker Hill Superfund Site 2015 Blood Lead Levels Bunker Hill Superfund Site 2015 Blood Lead Levels Panhandle Health District Idaho Department of Environmental Quality United States Environmental Protection Agency 2015 Lead Health Intervention Program

More information

Development of a diagnostic kit for homocysteine, a biomarker for Cardiovascular Diseases

Development of a diagnostic kit for homocysteine, a biomarker for Cardiovascular Diseases Laurentian University Université Laurentienne Development of a diagnostic kit for homocysteine, a biomarker for Cardiovascular Diseases Ryan Mailloux, Ph.D. Laurentian University 935 Ramsey Lake Rd. (705)-675-1151

More information

Key words: Risk factor. Hyperhomocysteinemia. Ischemic heart disease. Smoking.

Key words: Risk factor. Hyperhomocysteinemia. Ischemic heart disease. Smoking. j c p s p September 2004 Volume 14 Number 09 September 2004 Home JCPSP Home Sep JCPSP Contents Email JCPSP HYPERHOMOCYSTEINEMIA AS A RISK FACTOR FOR ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE Muhammad Aamir, Abdus Sattar,*

More information

Lead Poisoning in Owino Uhuru Slums in Mombasa- Kenya

Lead Poisoning in Owino Uhuru Slums in Mombasa- Kenya IPEN- ISIP PROJECT Lead Poisoning in Owino Uhuru Slums in Mombasa- Kenya Eco-Ethics International Kenya Chapter ecoethicsiuk@gmail.com www.ecoethics-kenya.org 2012 Okeyo Benards, PhD Wangila Abraham Abstract

More information

Karri Silventoinen University of Helsinki and Osaka University

Karri Silventoinen University of Helsinki and Osaka University Karri Silventoinen University of Helsinki and Osaka University Childhood is an important phase of life and creates the base for all further life Childhood is the time of rapid physiological development

More information

KEY COMPONENTS. Metabolic Risk Cardiovascular Risk Vascular Inflammation Markers

KEY COMPONENTS. Metabolic Risk Cardiovascular Risk Vascular Inflammation Markers CardioMetabolic Risk Poor blood sugar regulation and unhealthy triglyceride and lipoprotein levels often present long before the diagnosis of type 2 Diabetes. SpectraCell s CardioMetabolic and Pre-Diabetes

More information

7. EFFECTS OF LEAD EXPOSURE

7. EFFECTS OF LEAD EXPOSURE 7. EFFECTS OF LEAD EXPOSURE Definitions Lead is a soft, dense, ductile blue-gray metal. 239 Due to its properties, its use has been common for centuries and greatly increased with the Industrial Revolution.

More information

Overview Consumer Health Products Law and Compliance Issues

Overview Consumer Health Products Law and Compliance Issues Overview Consumer Health Products Law and Compliance Issues The First Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress September 2011 CHONG JIN NG Assistant General Counsel Asia Shared Legal Services Consumer

More information

ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION. Continued Decline in Blood Lead Levels Among Adults in the United States

ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION. Continued Decline in Blood Lead Levels Among Adults in the United States ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION Continued Decline in Blood Lead Levels Among Adults in the United States The National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys Paul Muntner, PhD; Andy Menke, MPH; Karen B. DeSalvo,

More information

Biological theory for the construct of intrinsic capacity to be used in clinical settings Matteo Cesari, MD, PhD

Biological theory for the construct of intrinsic capacity to be used in clinical settings Matteo Cesari, MD, PhD Biological theory for the construct of intrinsic capacity to be used in clinical settings Matteo Cesari, MD, PhD World Health Organization Geneva (Switzerland) December 1, 2016 World Health Organization.

More information

Characterization of Lower Blood Lead Levels Reported for New Hampshire Adults from

Characterization of Lower Blood Lead Levels Reported for New Hampshire Adults from University of New Hampshire University of New Hampshire Scholars' Repository Institute on Disability College of Health & Human Services (CHHS) 2-1-2016 Characterization of Lower Blood Lead Levels Reported

More information

Probable Link Evaluation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Children

Probable Link Evaluation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Children 1 July 30, 2012 Probable Link Evaluation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Children Conclusion: On the basis of epidemiologic and other data available to the C8 Science Panel, we conclude that there is

More information

OPINION of the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

OPINION of the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety The Director General Maisons-Alfort, 23 January 2013 OPINION of the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety on the health effects of blood lead levels below 100 µg/l ANSES

More information

PREVENTION OF HEPATITIS B; KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE AMONG FIRST YEAR MBBS STUDENTS

PREVENTION OF HEPATITIS B; KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE AMONG FIRST YEAR MBBS STUDENTS PREVENTION OF HEPATITIS B 634 ORIGINAL PROF-1264 PREVENTION OF HEPATITIS B; KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE AMONG FIRST YEAR MBBS STUDENTS DR. SEEMA DAUD Associate Professor & Head DR. IRAM MANZOOR Assistant Professor

More information

Mount Sinai Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit WTC Lead Fact Sheet

Mount Sinai Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit WTC Lead Fact Sheet This fact sheet answers frequently asked health questions (FAQs) about lead. It is part of a series of fact sheets describing potential health risks to children from exposures related to the World Trade

More information

UCLA Nutrition Noteworthy

UCLA Nutrition Noteworthy UCLA Nutrition Noteworthy Title Vitamin C and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease Permalink https://escholarship.org/uc/item/5xg9t04z Journal Nutrition Noteworthy, 4(1) ISSN 1556-1895 Author Chang, Angela

More information

Risk factors for metformin-induced vitamin B12 deficiency and its association with peripheral neuropathy in T2DM patients

Risk factors for metformin-induced vitamin B12 deficiency and its association with peripheral neuropathy in T2DM patients Risk factors for metformin-induced vitamin B12 deficiency and its association with peripheral neuropathy in T2DM patients Marwan Ahmed Dr George Muntingh Prof Paul Rheeder Background Metformin is the cornerstone

More information

Lead distributes in the body into three

Lead distributes in the body into three JOEM Volume 48, Number 5, May 2006 489 Comparison of Patella Lead With Blood Lead and Tibia Lead and Their Associations With Neurobehavioral Test Scores Carrie D. Dorsey, MD, MPH Byung-Kook Lee, MD Karen

More information

High performance graphite furnace tube for determination of lead in blood

High performance graphite furnace tube for determination of lead in blood High performance graphite furnace tube for determination of lead in blood Application note Clinical research Authors Kai Robinson, John Sanders, James Barker Agilent Technologies, Melbourne, Australia

More information

10 Essential Blood Tests PART 2

10 Essential Blood Tests PART 2 Presents 10 Essential Blood Tests PART 2 The Blood Chemistry Webinars With DR. DICKEN WEATHERBY Creator of the Blood Chemistry Software Heart Disease, Inflammation, & Essential Blood Tests #2 to #4: Fibrinogen,

More information

Chelated Nutrients. something stupid

Chelated Nutrients. something stupid Chelated Nutrients something stupid Chelated Roots The word chelated comes from the Greek word chele meaning claw Slovenian translation: kelatirani Different chelates are named after the metals they contain.

More information

Development of Neural Network Analysis Program to Predict Shelf-life of Soymilk by Using Electronic Nose

Development of Neural Network Analysis Program to Predict Shelf-life of Soymilk by Using Electronic Nose Food Engineering Progress Vol. 4, No. 3. pp. 193~198 (2000) Development of Neural Network Analysis Program to Predict Shelf-life of Soymilk by Using Electronic Nose Sang-Hoon Ko, Eun-Young Park*, Kee-Young

More information

The Nutritional Supplement Buyer s Guide

The Nutritional Supplement Buyer s Guide The Nutritional Supplement Buyer s Guide P 1 Choose The Right Supplement Every Time So, you re thinking about buying some nutritional supplements to improve your health? Good decision, there are many proven

More information

GIS IRS-P6LISS-III . IRS-LISS III : 100. IRS-LISS III IRS-LISS III. GIS

GIS IRS-P6LISS-III . IRS-LISS III : 100. IRS-LISS III IRS-LISS III.   GIS GIS 1390 Vol.3, No.3, Autumn 011 GIS Iranian Remote Sensing & GIS 49-60 IRS-P6LISS-III 3 1 *.1..3 1391/1/9 : 1390/8/14 :.. 100. IRS-LISS III 75-15 15-50 50-5500.. < 50 50-75. IRS-LISS III...

More information

LEAD INTOXICATION: THE EXTENT OF PROBLEM AND ITS MANAGEMENT

LEAD INTOXICATION: THE EXTENT OF PROBLEM AND ITS MANAGEMENT REVIEW ARTICLE LEAD INTOXICATION: THE EXTENT OF PROBLEM AND ITS MANAGEMENT Yasir Farooq, Muhammad Mazhar Hussain, Shoaib Bin Aleem, Muhammad Asif Farooq* Department of Physiology, Army Medical College,

More information

Pattern of plasma lipoprotein (a) in Sudanese patients with coronary

Pattern of plasma lipoprotein (a) in Sudanese patients with coronary Pattern of plasma lipoprotein (a) in Sudanese patients with coronary artery disease Mansour Eltahir Farah 1, Khairia Eltahir Abdullah 2, Huda HM Elhassan 3, Mohammed O EH Gadour 1, Mohammed Saeed Alkhaleefa

More information

AWARENESS OF RISK FACTORS AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS OF PESHAWAR FOR USING ORAL SNUFF (NASWAR) IN CAUSING ORAL CANCER

AWARENESS OF RISK FACTORS AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS OF PESHAWAR FOR USING ORAL SNUFF (NASWAR) IN CAUSING ORAL CANCER AWARENESS OF RISK FACTORS AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS OF PESHAWAR FOR USING ORAL SNUFF (NASWAR) IN CAUSING ORAL CANCER Abstract Sara Ihsan Final Professional BDS Student, Peshawar Dental College Peshawar, KPK,

More information

Bio-accessibility of Trace Metals Using Chemical Fractionation and In Vitro Extraction Methods

Bio-accessibility of Trace Metals Using Chemical Fractionation and In Vitro Extraction Methods Bio-accessibility of Trace Metals Using Chemical Fractionation and In Vitro Extraction Methods Naomi Waissman Assadian 1 and Juan Pedro Flores Margez 2 Abstract Rural and urban border communities at Paso

More information

Annex F, NSF/ANSI a. Revisions to the Evaluation of Lead

Annex F, NSF/ANSI a. Revisions to the Evaluation of Lead NSF International Annex F, NSF/ANSI 61 2007a Revisions to the Evaluation of Lead The attached copy of Annex F is an excerpt from NSF/ANSI Standard 61-2007a and is provided here for informational purposes.

More information

Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society

Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society Organised by: Co-Sponsored: Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society DR ZURRAINI ARABI Ageing population Dementia forget forget forget?dementia????normal ageing Singapore 4.2-9.8% 2 Malaysia 6% 1 WHO region 1.6-6.4%

More information

Title: Should oral anticoagulant therapy be continued during dental extraction? A meta-analysis

Title: Should oral anticoagulant therapy be continued during dental extraction? A meta-analysis Author s response to reviews Title: Should oral anticoagulant therapy be continued during dental extraction? A meta-analysis Authors: Shuo Yang (sophiasure@163.com) Quan Shi (shiquan3333@sina.cn) Jinglong

More information

Scope of the talk. Riboflavin, other dairy B vitamins and cardiovascular health. Epidemiology of milk consumption and CVD

Scope of the talk. Riboflavin, other dairy B vitamins and cardiovascular health. Epidemiology of milk consumption and CVD Riboflavin, other dairy B vitamins and cardiovascular health Professor Hilary J Powers University of Sheffield United Kingdom Scope of the talk Importance of dairy products to B vitamin intakes Epidemiological

More information

Toxic Metals As Endocrine Disruptors

Toxic Metals As Endocrine Disruptors Toxic Metals As Endocrine Disruptors Chuck Masur MD A4M Toxic Metals as Endocrine Disruptors Chuck Masur MD 1 Main Points 1. Toxic metals act as endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDCs) thereby contributing

More information

HEAVY METAL ANALYSIS OF IRU NELLI KARPAM A SIDDHA MEDICINE FOR SKIN DISORDERS.

HEAVY METAL ANALYSIS OF IRU NELLI KARPAM A SIDDHA MEDICINE FOR SKIN DISORDERS. HEAVY METAL ANALYSIS OF IRU NELLI KARPAM A SIDDHA MEDICINE FOR SKIN DISORDERS. Thomas M. Walter*, N. S. Priya Devi, S. Thanalakshmi, S. Merish, M. Sathya Govt. Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai, Tamilnadu.

More information

IDSP-NCD Risk Factor Survey

IDSP-NCD Risk Factor Survey Sumary: Non-Communicable Disease Risk Factor Survey, 2007-08, Phase-I states of India IDSP-NCD Risk Factor Survey Fact Sheet - India Phase - I States State AP MP MH MZ KE TN UTK Population Household surveyed

More information

Environews Focus A NUMBER 1 January 2007 Environmental Health Perspectives VOLUME

Environews Focus A NUMBER 1 January 2007 Environmental Health Perspectives VOLUME Environews Focus A 30 VOLUME 115 NUMBER 1 January 2007 Environmental Health Perspectives Weight THE OF Lead Effects Add Up In Adults Getty Images Lead toxicity is not a problem of the past, nor is it the

More information

IMPACT OF EDUCATION INTERVENTION ON NUTRITION KNOWLEDGE OF IRON DEFICIENCY ANAEMIA AMONG POST ADOLESCENT GIRLS

IMPACT OF EDUCATION INTERVENTION ON NUTRITION KNOWLEDGE OF IRON DEFICIENCY ANAEMIA AMONG POST ADOLESCENT GIRLS Asian J. Dairy & Food Res., 32 (3) : 214-219, 2013 AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATION CENTRE www.arccjournals.com / indianjournals.com IMPACT OF EDUCATION INTERVENTION ON NUTRITION KNOWLEDGE OF IRON DEFICIENCY

More information

Tofu Intake and Blood Lead Levels Chen et al. Tofu Consumption and Blood Lead Levels in Young Chinese Adults

Tofu Intake and Blood Lead Levels Chen et al. Tofu Consumption and Blood Lead Levels in Young Chinese Adults American Journal of Epidemiology Copyright 2001 by The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health All rights reserved Vol. 153, No. 12 Printed in U.S.A. Tofu Intake and Blood Lead Levels

More information

TSADILAS Christos, SAMARAS Vasilios, SIMONIS Asterios, SETATOU Helen

TSADILAS Christos, SAMARAS Vasilios, SIMONIS Asterios, SETATOU Helen Scientific registration n o : 776 Symposium n o : 6 Presentation : poster Changes in DTPA-extractable iron, zinc, manganese and copper after liming Modification de la teneur du sol en fer, zinc, manganèse,

More information

Hepatitis B and human immunodeficiency viruses infection: awareness and universal precautions in Kassala, eastern Sudan

Hepatitis B and human immunodeficiency viruses infection: awareness and universal precautions in Kassala, eastern Sudan 1315 Hepatitis B and human immunodeficiency viruses infection: awareness and universal precautions in Kassala, eastern Sudan Fatma Abbas 1, Tajeldin M. Abdallah 1, Mamoun Mgzoub 1, AbdelAziem A. Ali 1

More information

E-Siong Tee, PhD Scientific Director, ILSI SEA Region

E-Siong Tee, PhD Scientific Director, ILSI SEA Region E-Siong Tee, PhD Scientific Director, ILSI SEA Region (nutrihealth.tes@myjaring.net) 1 Background. Health claims permitted in some countries in SEA region mostly arising from applications from food industry

More information

Men and Osteoporosis So you think that it can t happen to you

Men and Osteoporosis So you think that it can t happen to you Men and Osteoporosis So you think that it can t happen to you Jonathan D. Adachi MD, FRCPC Alliance for Better Bone Health Chair in Rheumatology Professor, Department of Medicine Michael G. DeGroote School

More information

Patterns: A Nigerian Example

Patterns: A Nigerian Example USING HCES FOOD ACQUISITION DATA TO Better Understand Dietary Patterns: A Nigerian Example Case Study: Nigeria General Household Survey, Post-Harvest Panel, 2010-2011 Odilia I. Bermudez, PhD, MPH, LDN

More information

Traditional and Complementary Medicine

Traditional and Complementary Medicine Available online at www.sciencedirect.com ScienceDirect Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 170 ( 2015 ) 262 271 AcE-Bs2014Seoul Asian Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies Chung-Ang University,

More information

International Journal of Engineering Research & Science (IJOER) ISSN: [ ] [Vol-2, Issue-12, December- 2016]

International Journal of Engineering Research & Science (IJOER) ISSN: [ ] [Vol-2, Issue-12, December- 2016] Determination of the total chromium in vegetable, rice samples cultivated and marketed along Nhue River Khuat Quang Son 1, Dinh Thi Thu Hien 2, Dao Van Bay 3* 1 PhD student, 2 Graduate student Faculty

More information

Title: Associations of sitting time and occupation with metabolic syndrome in South Korean adults: a cross-sectional study

Title: Associations of sitting time and occupation with metabolic syndrome in South Korean adults: a cross-sectional study Author s response to reviews Title: Associations of sitting time and occupation with metabolic syndrome in South Korean adults: a cross-sectional study Authors: Jin Young Nam (jynam@yuhs.ac) Juyoung Kim

More information

Role of nutrition in promoting muscle health for healthy aging

Role of nutrition in promoting muscle health for healthy aging Key highlights Role of nutrition in promoting muscle health for healthy aging Dieu Huynh Senior Lead, Clinical Research and Nutrition Science Abbott Nutrition R&D Asia-Pacific Center 11 2017 Importance

More information

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research Vol. 3, Issue 3, 2010 ISSN

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research Vol. 3, Issue 3, 2010 ISSN Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research Vol. 3, Issue 3, 2010 ISSN - 0974-2441 Research Article INFLUENCE OF STRUCTURED PATIENT EDUCATION ON THERAPEUTIC OUTCOMES IN DIABETES AND HYPERTENSIVE

More information

Evaluation of work Posture by RULA and REBA: A Case Study

Evaluation of work Posture by RULA and REBA: A Case Study IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IOSR-JMCE) e-issn: 2278-1684,p-ISSN: 2320-334X, Volume 11, Issue 4 Ver. III (Jul- Aug. 2014), PP 18-23 Evaluation of work Posture by RULA and REBA: A Case

More information

The Prevalence of Depression Among the Elderly in Sepang, Selangor

The Prevalence of Depression Among the Elderly in Sepang, Selangor The Prevalence of Depression Among the Elderly in Sepang, Selangor M S Sherina, MMed, L Rampal, PhD, A Mustaqim, BSc Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti

More information

FOOD CONSUMPTION PATTERN AND NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF WOMEN LABORERS FROM COASTAL AREAS OF KARNATAKA

FOOD CONSUMPTION PATTERN AND NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF WOMEN LABORERS FROM COASTAL AREAS OF KARNATAKA ORIGINAL ARTICLE FOOD CONSUMPTION PATTERN AND NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF WOMEN LABORERS FROM COASTAL AREAS OF KARNATAKA Archana Prabhat 1, Khyrunnisa Begum 2 1 Dept. of FND, Alva s college, University of Mangalore,

More information

How do I keep healthy?

How do I keep healthy? Produced July 2016 Page 1 Fact sheet Indigenous health How do I keep healthy? You look after those kidneys and they can look after you It is never too late Smoking, high blood pressure and high sugar levels

More information

Alpha Lipoic Acid Snapshot Monograph

Alpha Lipoic Acid Snapshot Monograph vitamins minerals nutrients Alpha Lipoic Acid Snapshot Monograph Alpha lipoic Acid Most Frequent Reported Uses: - Antioxidant - Peripheral neuropathy - Improves insulin signaling and regulation of appetite

More information

Diversity and Dementia

Diversity and Dementia Diversity and Dementia Kala M. Mehta, DSc, MPH January 17, 2012 Overview Background Incidence and Prevalence of Dementia Why are these differences found? What s important for diverse dementia patients

More information

This one thing can tell your heart s fortune and it s not what your doc has been testing you for!

This one thing can tell your heart s fortune and it s not what your doc has been testing you for! This one thing can tell your heart s fortune and it s not what your doc has been testing you for! By now, you are probably aware that there has been a lot of deception and misinformation out there about

More information

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS IN MOSQUITO REPELLENT COIL AND CIGARETTE SMOKE

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS IN MOSQUITO REPELLENT COIL AND CIGARETTE SMOKE Page462 IJPBS Volume 1 Issue 4 OCT-DEC 2011 462-467 A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS IN MOSQUITO REPELLENT COIL AND CIGARETTE SMOKE Deepak A. Phal 1 ROSS LIFESCIENCE PVT. LTD., Omkar, Survey No

More information

Response of sugarcane to different doses of Zn at various growth stages

Response of sugarcane to different doses of Zn at various growth stages Pure Appl. Biol., 5(2): 311-316, June- 2016 Research Article Response of sugarcane to different doses of Zn at various growth stages Muhammad Ismail 1, Tufail Ahmad 2, Amjad Ali 1, Ghulam Nabi 3, Nur Ul

More information

Economic recovery of zinc from Mining Influenced Water (MIW)

Economic recovery of zinc from Mining Influenced Water (MIW) Economic recovery of zinc from Mining Influenced Water (MIW) Kathleen Whysner Linda Figueroa, PhD, PE (Colorado School of Mines) Elliott Petri (Weston Solutions) and Michael Holmes (USEPA Region 8) U.S.

More information

UCLA Nutrition Bytes. Title. Permalink. Journal ISSN. Author. Publication Date. Calcium and Hypertension. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/68b658ss

UCLA Nutrition Bytes. Title. Permalink. Journal ISSN. Author. Publication Date. Calcium and Hypertension. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/68b658ss UCLA Nutrition Bytes Title Calcium and Hypertension Permalink https://escholarship.org/uc/item/68b658ss Journal Nutrition Bytes, 4(2) ISSN 1548-601X Author Martinez, Christina Publication Date 1998-01-01

More information

Frailty in Older Mexican Americans

Frailty in Older Mexican Americans Frailty in Older Mexican Americans Kenneth J. Ottenbacher Sealy Center on Aging & PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center on Aging and Health University of Texas Medical Branch Where is Galveston, TX? Galveston,

More information

2011 UGANDA DHS - ADDENDUM TO CHAPTER 11

2011 UGANDA DHS - ADDENDUM TO CHAPTER 11 2011 UGANDA DHS - ADDENDUM TO CHAPTER 11 11.9 VITAMIN A 11.9.1 Background and Methodology Vitamin A is an essential micronutrient for vision, for the maintenance of epithelial cells, and for regulation

More information

Cardiovascular Disease in CKD. Parham Eftekhari, D.O., M.Sc. Assistant Clinical Professor Medicine NSUCOM / Broward General Medical Center

Cardiovascular Disease in CKD. Parham Eftekhari, D.O., M.Sc. Assistant Clinical Professor Medicine NSUCOM / Broward General Medical Center Cardiovascular Disease in CKD Parham Eftekhari, D.O., M.Sc. Assistant Clinical Professor Medicine NSUCOM / Broward General Medical Center Objectives Describe prevalence for cardiovascular disease in CKD

More information

Sung-Jin Kim, Sung-Woo Han, Duck-Joo Lee, Kwang-Min Kim, Nam-Seok Joo*

Sung-Jin Kim, Sung-Woo Han, Duck-Joo Lee, Kwang-Min Kim, Nam-Seok Joo* Korean J Fam Med. 2014;35:74-80 http://dx.doi.org/10.4082/kjfm.2014.35.2.74 Higher Serum Heavy Metal May Be Related with Higher Serum gamma- Glutamyltransferase Concentration in Koreans: Analysis of the

More information

DEVELOPMENT OF ANTHROPOMETRIC CHAIR BASED ON ARM SPAN, KNEE HEIGHT, AND SITTING HEIGHT FOR ELDERLY

DEVELOPMENT OF ANTHROPOMETRIC CHAIR BASED ON ARM SPAN, KNEE HEIGHT, AND SITTING HEIGHT FOR ELDERLY International Journal International of GEOMATE, Journal of Dec., GEOMATE, 2016, Vol. Dec., 11, 2016, Issue 28, Vol. pp.2844-2850 11, Issue 28, pp.2844-2850 Special Issue on Science, Engineering and Environment,

More information

NOISE EXPOSURE AMONG TRAFFIC POLICE OFFICERS IN KHARTOUM LOCALITY, SUDAN

NOISE EXPOSURE AMONG TRAFFIC POLICE OFFICERS IN KHARTOUM LOCALITY, SUDAN NOISE EXPOSURE AMONG TRAFFIC POLICE OFFICERS IN KHARTOUM LOCALITY, SUDAN Abdelrahman A Sliman Collaborating TA, Faculty of Public and Environmental Health, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan Omyma

More information

Nutritional Risk Factors for Peripheral Vascular Disease: Does Diet Play a Role?

Nutritional Risk Factors for Peripheral Vascular Disease: Does Diet Play a Role? Nutritional Risk Factors for Peripheral Vascular Disease: Does Diet Play a Role? John S. Lane MD, Cheryl P. Magno MPH, Karen T. Lane MD, Tyler Chan BS, Sheldon Greenfield MD University of California, Irvine

More information

Lead Poisoning Prevention in Connecticut: Why the Second Screening is Important

Lead Poisoning Prevention in Connecticut: Why the Second Screening is Important Lead Poisoning Prevention in Connecticut: Why the Second Screening is Important HOS T E D B Y T HE C T C HA P T E R OF T HE A ME R IC A N A C A D E MY OF P E D IAT R IC S & T HE C ON N E C T IC U T R E

More information

ORAL HEALTH CARE IN MALAYSIA A REVIEW

ORAL HEALTH CARE IN MALAYSIA A REVIEW ORAL HEALTH CARE IN MALAYSIA A REVIEW 1 ANDALEEB UMER 2 AFSHEEN UMER SUMMARY This paper reviews oral health status of population of Malaysia. A computer based search was made on 136 articles from eight

More information

Modifiable Up-Stream Risk Factors:

Modifiable Up-Stream Risk Factors: Modifiable Up-Stream Risk Factors: Recent Studies in AF Prevention Behzad Pavri, MD, FACC, FHRS Professor of Medicine Director, CCEP Fellowship Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA Disclosures

More information

A Comparison of Nutritional Status of Women Suffering from Mental Illness in Urban and Rural Areas of Bangladesh

A Comparison of Nutritional Status of Women Suffering from Mental Illness in Urban and Rural Areas of Bangladesh International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences 2017; 6(2): 65-70 http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/j/ijnfs doi: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.20170602.12 ISSN: 2327-2694 (Print); ISSN: 2327-2716 (Online)

More information

General Considerations

General Considerations The Science of Chemical Safety Essential Toxicology - 1 General Considerations John Duffus & Howard Worth IUPAC Educators Resource Material IUPAC General Considerations Toxicology is the science which

More information

Binge Drinking and Its Relation to Metabolic Syndrome in Korean Adult Men

Binge Drinking and Its Relation to Metabolic Syndrome in Korean Adult Men . 2014;35:173-181 http://dx.doi.org/10.4082/kjfm.2014.35.4.173 Binge Drinking and Its Relation to Metabolic Syndrome in Korean Adult Men Original Article Ho-Jin Im, Sang-Min Park*, Jung-Hwan Choi, Eun-Joo

More information

REVIEW OF TOXOPLASMOSIS IN MALAYSIA

REVIEW OF TOXOPLASMOSIS IN MALAYSIA REVIEW OF TOXOPLASMOSIS IN MALAYSIA Nonnaznah Yahaya Division of Malaria and Filariasis, Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Abstract. Various studies on toxoplasmosis in Malaysia have

More information

Helping older people achieve & maintain a healthy diet for a long & active life

Helping older people achieve & maintain a healthy diet for a long & active life Helping older people achieve & maintain a healthy diet for a long & active life Dr Liz Williams e.a.williams@sheffield.ac.uk Department of Oncology & Metabolism Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health

More information

GESTATIONAL DIABETES MELLITUS; STILL A GREAT PROBLEM

GESTATIONAL DIABETES MELLITUS; STILL A GREAT PROBLEM The Professional Medical Journal DOI: 10.17957/TPMJ/16.3055 ORIGINAL PROF-3055 GESTATIONAL DIABETES MELLITUS; STILL A GREAT PROBLEM 1. Department of Pathology, Indus Medical College, Tando Mohammad Khan

More information

WIEF-AFF ROUNDTABLE Tokyo, Japan 26 May 2015

WIEF-AFF ROUNDTABLE Tokyo, Japan 26 May 2015 WIEF-AFF ROUNDTABLE 2015 Tokyo, Japan 26 May 2015 Regenerative Medicine Goal: - To restore organ +/- tissue function - For pts with serious injuries or chronic disease where the body unable to heal & restore

More information

Breast Cancer in Sabah, Malaysia: A Two Year Prospective Study

Breast Cancer in Sabah, Malaysia: A Two Year Prospective Study Breast Cancer in Sabah, Malaysia RESEARCH COMMUNICATION Breast Cancer in Sabah, Malaysia: A Two Year Prospective Study Benjamin Dak Keung Leong 1, Jitt Aun Chuah 2, Vinod Mutyala Kumar 2, Cheng Har Yip

More information

International Journal of PharmTech Research CODEN (USA): IJPRIF, ISSN: Vol.8, No.8, pp , 2015

International Journal of PharmTech Research CODEN (USA): IJPRIF, ISSN: Vol.8, No.8, pp , 2015 International Journal of PharmTech Research CODEN (USA): IJPRIF, ISSN: 0974-4304 Vol.8, No.8, pp 131-135, 2015 Assessment of Hypertension ledge Among Pharmacists in Medan City, North Sumatera Khairunnisa*,

More information

Dietary intake patterns in older adults. Katherine L Tucker Northeastern University

Dietary intake patterns in older adults. Katherine L Tucker Northeastern University Dietary intake patterns in older adults Katherine L Tucker Northeastern University Changes in dietary needs with aging Lower energy requirement Less efficient absorption and utilization of many nutrients

More information

A role for supplements in optimizing health: the metabolic tune-up

A role for supplements in optimizing health: the metabolic tune-up A role for supplements in optimizing health: the metabolic tune-up 1 Bruce N. Ames, FROM ABSTRACT Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics Volume 423, Issue 1, March1, 2004, Pages 227-234 An optimum intake

More information

MEGAN CIOTA, PH.D. Curriculum Vitae Address: 3939 Houma Boulevard, #223 Metairie, LA Phone Number: (504) Fax: (504)

MEGAN CIOTA, PH.D. Curriculum Vitae Address: 3939 Houma Boulevard, #223 Metairie, LA Phone Number: (504) Fax: (504) MEGAN CIOTA, PH.D. Curriculum Vitae Address: 3939 Houma Boulevard, #223 Metairie, LA 70006 Phone Number: (504) 780-1702 Fax: (504) 780-1705 EDUCATION Ph.D. Major: Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Medicine

More information

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET Utrecht Pure Artists Pigment Colors

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET Utrecht Pure Artists Pigment Colors MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET Utrecht Pure Artists Pigment Colors MSDS 920.3 Date: February 24, 2013 Information: 800-223-9132 or: 609-409-8001 Section 1 Company and Product Identification Utrecht Art Supply

More information

Featured Topic: Choline and Folate (4 slides)

Featured Topic: Choline and Folate (4 slides) Featured Topic: Choline and Folate (4 slides) Choline and B vitamins for brain recovery after stroke New study looked at the role of choline and folate in association with brain damage caused by strokes

More information

Factors Influencing Suicidal Ideation in the Elderly

Factors Influencing Suicidal Ideation in the Elderly , pp.43-47 http://dx.doi.org/10.14257/astl.2015.104.10 Factors Influencing Suicidal Ideation in the Elderly Byung Deog Hwang 1, Jae Woo Park 2, Ryoung Choi 3 1 Catholic University of Pusan, Department

More information